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Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile agile  
Thick-billed Flowerpecker
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :GMERS Medical College campus, Dharpur, Patan, Gujarat, India
Date : 28 September 2015
English synonyms:Agile Flowerpecker (agile, zeylonicum), Striped Flowerpecker (aeruginosum, affine, striatissimum), Tenggara Flowerpecker (obsoletum, tinctum), Modest Flowerpecker (modestum, atjehense, finschi)
Bird Family :Dicaeidae - Flowerpeckers & Mistletoebird
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Campus of GMERS Medical College situated at Patan spreads over 66 acres of land. It is the place where I am working. Me and my small family is staying here in staff quarters. We saw many birds in our campus. Our count of campus birds over two years is seventy+. Thick-billed Flowerpecker is one of them. During our morning walk we saw this beauty. It came to eat Indian fig tree fruit in our campus. When we first saw this small bird immediately get to know it is Thick-billed Flowerpecker by it characteristic red eyes and shape of bill from which it gets own name. We can register its presence almost daily at morning walk during fig season. Most of time its routine schedule is first to do preening by rubbing itself with leafs probably applied some kind of secretion from leaf of the Indian fig tree specifically on top branches warmed with soft morning sunlight. It was kept moving hurriedly from one leaf to other. Once its finished preening than it was came to lower branches. Usually it was started foraging for small ripe fruit. When it finds the perfect fruit Thick-billed Flowerpecker eat the fruit hastily using its beak.- VP & PM